Civil War Book Discussion
"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of America's Civil War": a five-part reading and discussion series
June 19, 2012
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
|Where||Main Library, Accomac|
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The series ends with a selection from America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, a forthcoming anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biography, and short stories, editied by national project scholar Edward L. Ayers and co-published by NEH and ALA. The Eastern Shore Public Library is one of 65 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Brooks Miles Barnes will lead a discussion of the books at each session. Dr. Barnes has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books and of an essay in the recent pamphlet, Civil War on Virginia's Eastern Shore, a publication funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for the Eastern Shore Museums Network.
The group is limited to 25 participants. The books for the series are available to registered participants at the front desk of the Main Library in Accomac. The books must be returned to the library at the end of the series. For details or to register, please call (757) 787-3400.